96 Jeep cherokee

When you turn the ignition switch nothing happens except the dashboard lights come on. The selnoid does not make a clicking noise and the starter does not turn over. I can use a screwdriver on the starter studs and it will crank.

If it has an automatic transmission, turn the ignition to the run position, step on the brake pedal and shift the transmission into neutral. Now try starting the engine. If the engine starts, there’s a problem with the park/neutral safety switch.